● Walking through transitioning forest, from jarrah, through yarri, to karri. These tree species are found only in WA.
● The colours, contrasts and abundant variety of fungi to be found during this time of year
● Donnelly River Village - An old mill town converted into a holiday village with abundant kangaroos, emus and other wildlife
● The river is a companion for much of this section, with riverside campsites, restful swimming holes & old-growth karri forest.
We leave Perth at 12 noon and travel south to Donnelly River Village, where we check into our unique accommodation at the â€˜Old Boarding House' and enjoy our first group dinner together. We aim to arrive at our accommodation around 4.00 - 4.30pm and will make a brief stop at Settlers Roadhouse en-route, where you can pick up a coffee/snack and use the toilet facilities.
Today we begin our walking journey from the Karri Gully Picnic Spot and into the deep forested areas of the Bibbulmun. Youâ€™ll be mesmerized by the beauty of this area, itâ€™s density, itâ€™s soft underfoot, fungi are plentiful and the transition of jarrah and marri trees to the giant karri trees become evident. We finish off our day at Donnelly River Village, which is an experience in itself, as we get up close and personal with the semi-tame Kangaroos and Emuâ€™s who inhabit the area. Todayâ€™s walk, although lengthy, is mainly on gentle undulating terrain, which makes it comfortable and very achievable in the time frame given.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning, we leave Donnelly River walking south through Jarrah forest, returning to Karri forest again around the 5k mark, before finishing off in the afternoon at Twin Bridges. Again another stunning area, lots of different varieties of fungi, abundant flora and fauna and massive towering Karri trees.
Todayâ€™s walk weaves along gentle undulating terrain until lunch time, when we then encounter a few ups and downs, which makes the walk a little more challenging than yesterdayâ€™s. The beauty of todayâ€™s walk is sure to take your mind off those little challenging sections.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Another day in paradise! We leave Twin Bridges, where the Donnelly River becomes our companion for the rest of our walk, along with lovely Karri forest, plenty of birdlife, little rapids and valleys to enjoy. We pass through one of the prettiest campsites on the track â€œTom Road Campsiteâ€, perched on the river, where youâ€™ll have time to explore, before moving onto Greens Island and finishing early on in the afternoon at One Tree Bridge. No major hill climbs on this day, just enjoy the serenity of the forest, while walking along at a steady pace. When finished on the track today, we board the bus for our trip back to Perth, stopping on the way to grab a bite to eat. We envisage that we will reach the city at around 6.30pm.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
All transport, including track transfers / to and from Perth
3 Nights Group Share Accommodation - Bunkhouse Style at the "Donnelly River Village"
2 AW passionate, experienced, fun-loving Tour Guides
Pre-Dinner Nibbles, Fruit, Some morning teas
Items of a personal nature
Additional Snacks of your own choice (for on the track ie: trail mix)
Lunch box - required, if you don't want your lunch squashed!
Alcohol & Non Alcoholic Beverages
Linen (BYO Sleeping bag and pillow)
Dinner on the last evening en-route back to Perth
- You will be supplied with a list of "What to Bring" closer to our departure.
Places are limited to 10 ladies only
You are in for an 'adventure' ...... and will be staying in 'the Old Boarding House'! This accommodation has been specifically chosen to cater for the budget traveller, keeping costs down for you, while still providing the very best of service, knowledge & experience Adventurous Women are known for. The Old Boarding house is a comfortable warm old house, equipped with a combination of single and bunk beds, in different rooms, which you will be sharing with other ladies from the group. You are required to BYO Linen / Sleeping Bag & Pillow. We cannot provide a single supplement due to the configuration of the boarding house, so earplugs will ensure that you get the rest required, if you're a light sleeper.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.